When you’re someone who specializes in graphic design, you will at least thoroughly know how to use graphical softwares like Photoshop, Corel, Illustrator, Indesign… Because of that, I’ve listed here the advantages of studying graphic design.
Not being afraid of unemployment
Any print product or advertisement needs a good design, with entertainment products and events especially requiring the presentation to be pretty so that it can attract customers, and with the competition becoming more intense, advertisements will need to be more impressive, etc…So graphic designers are never without a job. The design requirements are becoming higher and more divided with lower levels only requiring you to ensure the content and have it aesthetically pleasing while the higher levels will require you to have more creativity and for it to leave more of an impression. Depending on your skill level, experience and work time, you can pick a job for yourself. Doing photo editing, learning about designing at the different companies, print houses, learning while you work and getting more experience until you complete the study program which is also when you start working full-time at companies that specializes in designing, for that is a quite common road for people who study graphic designing. After building yourself a reputation for a while, the designing demands and business associates will increase rather quickly.
Good income (salary)
Compared to other jobs, the income of Graphic Designer is at a good level and is within reach. As long as you have skill, creativity and are generally hardworking and progressive, you can always find yourself a job. Besides working in a company, a graphic designer can also get more work and projects from outside to work at home like designing websites, logos, brand identifications, introbooks… These side jobs bring a considerable amount of income in comparison to your regular income. With people that have creative capabilities, the amount of income you can receive is even higher and potentially has no limit. The exercises that you do when you were studying is similar to the work requirements in real-life so people who study graphic design usually get jobs early on.
Comfortable working environments
The graphic designing industry is a relatively new one so the designers often work at fresh new companies with a dynamic working environments. At companies that specialize in graphic designing, the work offices are usually very vibrantly decorated, with art that provides inspiration for workers. Sometimes you can work at home or at a cafe or even work while listening to music to spark your creativity. An artistic and inspirational work space.
Being of the creative industry, graphic designing requires intellectual investment. Each design requirement demands that you have a different way to express and varied content, with no repeats on any of the products’ designs. This means that designers are always trying to find new ways to make new eye-catching and meaningful designs. Each designed product that is completed and is accepted by the public is considered a joy to the designers.
Flexible work time
The most important thing for a designer is the design product, not the amount of time that you’re stuck in the office so you can play all week, go from early to late, work at a cafe or whatever else you want so long as hand over the design within the deadline and ensure of its quality.
High probability for promotion
In the graphic designing industry, proficiency is the factor that decides position and not age. If you’re an active, progressive, creative person who can work and manage groups then there will be multiple chances for promotion. Starting out, you can either be a freelance designer or an assistant designer but during the work process, you may be assigned as the project leader then afterwards art director, creative director or even higher.
Easily becoming famous
With the pre-existent advantages about equipment and vibrant way to express, the subjects that talk about social problems are always expressed by designers into products that look and sound unique and that has the public taking part in quickly spreading online. It could be a comic strip, a short movie, a cartoon or even a funny-looking drawing. Or you can even have multiple opportunities to work with foreign business partners on game projects, large-scale films and participate in designing and producing mass media products that are widely known.
Multiple opportunities to receive awards
In the graphic designing field, there are multiple different big and small competitions in and outside the country like: logo designing, t-shirt designing, poster designing, illustrating, book cover designing, newspaper layout and photo contests… This is a playground for people to test their limits, compete, win awards and expand your curriculum vitae.
The modern work nature, catching up with the world trend
The advancements of the internet has shorten the distance information technology gap between less developed countries and other technologically advanced countries. The graphic designers in our country are quickly approaching the design trends around the world and have designs that fit with the current era. Flat designs, folded letter font, vintage colors… these current design trends around the world are quickly appearing and being implemented all over the world. The graphic softwares are also being updated following the flow of general technology.
Your work boundary has no limit
Just because you live in a certain province or city doesn’t mean you can only receive design orders from that certain area. The nature of graphic designing work allows you to exchange and work through the internet so designers can receive work from any province or city in the country or even from other countries. You just need to be decent in English, have a professional work manner, work on time, boldly test your limits and you can receive foreign contracts that have high payoff and multiple interesting experience. The graphic designing industry has multiple advantages, is suitable for proactive people. However, not just anyone can go after it as you need to have an artistic mind, the ability to be creative, and most importantly, have a passion for this job and a willingness to learn and improve your skills if you want to succeed in the graphic designing industry. The learning environment is also really important.